Iran’s coverage: Iran and China conduct naval drill in Persian Gulf

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:


Tehran-Beijing joint naval drill kicks off

A joint naval war game was launched on Sunday morning in Strait of Hormuz between navy vessels of Iran and China.

Tehran voices regrets over death of Iranian fisherman by Saudi coastguard

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has voiced its deepest regrets over the “bitter incident” in which Saudi Arabian coastguards killed an Iranian fisherman.


Qatar receives message from Iranian President: Doha

The Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has received a message from President of the Islamic Republic Hassan Rouhani, says the foreign ministry of the Persian Gulf littoral state.


PM: Iraq will never be a place for hostility with Iran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stressed that his country will never be a place for animosity toward Iran after an Iraqi vice president made hostile statements against the Islamic Republic.


Saudi policies fueling arms race in Mideast: Top Iranian Adviser

Saudi Arabia has become a puppet of the US in the region, a senior military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution said, noting that Riyadh’s wrong policy of purchasing American weapons will only result in an arms race in the Middle East and escalation of regional tensions.


Iran has the means to punish US: Top general

A top Iranian military official says Tehran has the means to punish Washington after US Senate approved a new sanctions bill which targets the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on terrorism charges.


Zarif arrives in Algiers

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif leading a political delegation arrived in Algiers on Sunday to confer with the country’s high ranking officials on issues of mutual interest along with regional and global developments.


Tillerson’s comments example of modern savagery: Iran’s Shamkhani

A senior Iranian official has once again slammed the recent comments by US Secretary of State about a regime change in Iran, saying that such remarks are epitome of modern savagery.


Ebtekar calls for water diplomacy with Turkey

Massoumeh Ebtekar, the head of the Department of Environment, has called on the Foreign Ministry to help convince Turkey to abandon its obsession with dam construction.

Envoy: Too soon to show reaction to US senate anti-Iran bill

Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said on Saturday that it is too soon to show reaction to the US senate anti-Iranian bill.